Friday, June 17, 2011


If a smile is worth a thousand words.......what does yours say?

Your smile is one of the first attributes people notice and a reflection of your thoughts and feelings. This exercise will show you what other people see when they look at your smile.

Test 1: The Emotional Smile Evaluation
The emotional smile evaluation is based on each individual's subjective perceptions of his or her smile. The questions below are designed to help reveal a person's inner feelings about how their smile affects their self image, how it impacts interactions with others, and how it influences the quality of their relationships.
1.     Do you like the appearance of your teeth and smile?
2.     Do you ever turn your face when smiling or hold your hand up in front of your mouth when talking to others?
3.     Have you ever found yourself looking at models or other people with beautiful smiles and wishing you had a similar smile?
4.     Have you figured out a way to use your lips to cover any aspect of your smile?
5.     Are you embarrassed to visit a dentist knowledgeable and focused on cosmetics due to the condition of your teeth or the length of time since your last visit to a dentist?
6.     How does your smile make you feel? Confident?
7.     Do you shy away from showing a full smile in front of other people, especially strangers?
8.     When taking pictures, do you tend to smile with your lips closed instead of flashing a happy smile?
9.     Have you ever held back a laugh because you felt uncomfortable about your smile?
10. How would a beautiful new smile make you feel?
11. What would you like to change about your smile?

Test 2 :The Objective Smile Analysis
For the objective analysis, the best thing is for you to stand in front of a mirror mounted on a wall. Now, smile at yourself using your "normal" smile. Next, look at the mirror and think of a hilarious moment in your life and give a big, laughing smile. This big smile is probably a much larger smile than you feel comfortable using much of the time if you are not happy with your teeth. When your smile is improved, however, your big smile appears much more spontaneously because you look and feel great! So let's figure out what's holding your big smile back -- what it is that bothers you about your teeth.


Are all of your teeth white or are they
, dark, or stained?
Do you have teeth that are crooked,
zig zag, or out of line from others?
When compare to other teeth, do any
of your teeth appear short and fat or
too small or too large?

Are the edges of any of your
teeth too long or too short?
Do you have any gray, black or silver
(mercury) dental fillings in your teeth?
Have your gums receded or do
they appear red or puffy?
Do you grind your teeth or are any of
the biting edges on your teeth
chipped or worn down?
Is the midline of your two
front teeth centered with your
face and nose?
Do you have severe staining
on your teeth because of Tabacco
Is your mouth free of decay or gum
disease that can cause bad breath ?
Do you have any missing teeth?
Do you have any broken teeth?
Are there any spaces between your teeth?
Do you have a "gummy" smile --
showing too much gum tissue or having
gums that are too thick?
Do you have any old crowns that have dark
edges at the top or that don't really look natural?
 Do some of the teeth wind up on the "wrong side of the track?
Are your gums even and in line and symmetrical
or irregularly shaped and higher
on some teeth and lower on others?
Does your gums look more darker or
greyish instead of natural pink colour?
If you have answered Yes to any of these questions you may be a good candidate for the exciting transformations available with today's cosmetic dentistry.
I  welcome the oppurtunity to discuss with you, how we can improve your appearance by designing the course of treatment that is best for you!

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